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Regulatory Advocacy

The AAO-HNS has a long history of working closely with regulatory agencies (e.g., Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration) to maintain our visibility and credibility with national representatives regarding federal regulatory issues.

We believe that advocacy is the key to defining the future of otolaryngology. Federal regulatory advocacy is a top priority of the AAO-HNS.

Superior Agrees to Change Allergy Policy (3/25/15)
The Academy is pleased to announce that Superior HealthPlan, the largest Medicaid carrier in Texas, has agreed to auto-credential all board certified and board eligible otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons to perform allergy testing and immunotherapy services. The Academy extends a sincere thank you to all parties that helped make this accomplishment possible, including our physician leaders and colleagues with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto), and Superior HealthPlan.